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A city of beautifully faded elegance

Panoramically divided by the Danube, Hungary’s capital exudes faded grandeur. Comprised of busy Pest and residential Buda, the Habsburg city of grand boulevards and elegant bridges was built in the late 1800s. Subsequent conflicts and Soviet rule left this heritage to crumble. With its five-star hotels, spa baths, landmark coffeehouses and key restaurants wonderfully restored, Budapest remains fascinatingly bullet-scarred but today able to provide top-notch services. An underground counterculture and savage party scene complete the picture.

Budvari Siklo (Buda Hill Funicular)
Budvari Siklo (Buda Hill Funicular)
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Budvari Siklo (Buda Hill Funicular)

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Budvari Siklo (Buda Hill Funicular)

Budapest's old funicular railway

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The old railway that is Budvari Siklo (Buda Hill Funicular) can be used to transport up and down Castle Hill while visiting in Budapest’s Old Town, or Buda Castle and the Royal Palace. You’ll find it at the bottom of Castle Hill, making it a great way to bypass the step climb all together.

From the Budvari Siklo (Buda Hill Funicular) you’ll get a great view of the hill and the city. A little old-fashioned, the railway is still in good condition. Having been in operation since the late 1800s, the Budvari Siklo (Buda Hill Funicular) is quite an authentic experience while taking in the views of Budapest.

Budvari Siklo (Buda Hill Funicular)
Clark Ádám tèr - Szent György tèr, Budapest
Hours
Mon-Sat 9am-6pm, Sun closed